Version 1.1 of the definition has been released. Please help updating it, contribute translations, and help us with the design of logos and buttons to identify free cultural works and licenses!

Difference between revisions of "OSHW older drafts"

From Definition of Free Cultural Works
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Line 2: Line 2:
 
'''IMPORTANT:''' This page is a repository for older, deprecated drafts of the Open-Source Hardware definition.   
 
'''IMPORTANT:''' This page is a repository for older, deprecated drafts of the Open-Source Hardware definition.   
  
For the current version, please instead  [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW go here].  Or see the [OSHW_draft work-in-progress draft].
+
For the current version, please instead  [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW go here].  Or see the [http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_draft work-in-progress draft].
  
 
Please do not modify the definitions on this page, as they have been endorsed by individuals in their present form.  You may, however, add your name to the lists of endorsements if you would like to do so.
 
Please do not modify the definitions on this page, as they have been endorsed by individuals in their present form.  You may, however, add your name to the lists of endorsements if you would like to do so.

Revision as of 14:27, 23 September 2010

Old drafts of OSHW definition

IMPORTANT: This page is a repository for older, deprecated drafts of the Open-Source Hardware definition.

For the current version, please instead go here. Or see the work-in-progress draft.

Please do not modify the definitions on this page, as they have been endorsed by individuals in their present form. You may, however, add your name to the lists of endorsements if you would like to do so.




Definition version 0.1

(This version has been endorsed by several individuals; please do not modify.)

Open-source hardware is that for which its designer:

  • provides design files (in the preferred format for making modifications to them)
  • allows the modification and redistribution of the design files
  • allows the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of devices from the design files or modifications of the design files

without discrimination against persons, groups, or fields of endeavor. Additionally, the designer must publish any documentation and release under an open-source license any software it has developed that is essential to the proper functioning of the device.

The designer may require others to:

  • provide attribution when distributing design files based on the original designer's
  • provide attribution when manufacturing devices based on the original designer's design files or derivatives thereof
  • release as open-source hardware devices based on the original designer's design files or derivatives thereof

Manufacturers of a derivative device must not:

  • imply that the device is manufactured, tested, warrantied, guaranteed, or otherwise sanctioned by the original designer
  • make use of any trademarks owned by the original designer without explicit permission

We recognize that open-source is only one way of sharing information about hardware and encourage and support all forms of openness and collaboration, whether or not they fit this definition.

Definition version 0.2

The designer of open-source hardware will:

   * provide design files (in the preferred format for making modifications to them)
   * allow the modification and redistribution of the design files
   * allow the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of devices from the design files or modifications of the design files 
   * publish any documentation and release under an open-source license any software it has developed that is essential to the proper functioning of the device

without discrimination against persons, groups, or fields of endeavor.

The designer may require others to:

   * provide attribution when distributing design files based on the original designer's
   * provide attribution when manufacturing devices based on the original designer's design files or derivatives thereof
   * release as open-source hardware devices based on the original designer's design files or derivatives thereof 

Manufacturers of a derivative device must not:

   * imply that the device is manufactured, tested, warrantied, guaranteed, or otherwise sanctioned by the original designer
   * make use of any trademarks owned by the original designer without explicit permission 

Disclaimer: We recognize that open-source is only one way of sharing information about hardware and encourage and support all forms of openness and collaboration, whether or not they fit this definition.


Signatories of version 0.1

The following people have endorsed this definition of open-source hardware:

  • David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab and Arduino
  • Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries
  • Phillip Torrone, Adafruit Industries and Senior Editor - MAKE magazine
  • Chris Anderson, DIY Drones and Editor in Chief --WIRED Magazine
  • Massimo Banzi, Arduino and Tinker it!
  • Ken Gilmer, Bug Labs
  • Jonathan Kuniholm, Open Prosthetics Project/Shared Design Alliance
  • John Wilbanks, Creative Commons
  • Zach Smith / Bre Pettis / Adam Mayer, MakerBot Industries
  • Nathan Seidle, SparkFun Electronics
  • Alicia Gibb, Bug Labs
  • Russell Nelson, Open Source Initiative
  • David Cuartielles, Arduino and Malmo University
  • Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab

Initial Workshop Participants

This definition originated with discussion between attendees of the Opening Hardware workshop at Eyebeam (New York City), March 17, 2010, in particular (listed alphabetically by first name):

  • Alicia Gibb, Bug Labs
  • Ayah Bdeir, Eyebeam
  • Becky Stern, MAKE
  • Benjamin Mako Hill, MIT
  • Bunnie Huang, Chumby
  • Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine and DIY Drones
  • David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab and Arduino
  • Gianluca Martino, Arduino
  • John Wilbanks, Creative Commons
  • Jonathan Kuniholm, Open Prosthetics Project/Shared Design Alliance
  • Ken Gilmer, Bug Labs
  • Ken Gracey, Parallax
  • Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries
  • Massimo Banzi, Arduino
  • Nathan Seidle, SparkFun
  • Phillip Torrone, Make and Adafruit Industries
  • Thinh Nguyen, Creative Commons
  • Tom Igoe, ITP and Arduino
  • Zach Smith, MakerBot


These people haven't necessarily endorsed the definition, but all had a hand in helping to draft it.